Sunday, August 1, 2010


This afternoon I got to go to another bridal shower for Jessie.  Such fun...It was at her other maid of honor's house down in Huntington Beach out in her back yard.  It was such a nice day.  The weather was perfect, and Jessie looked soo adorable.  I had planned on taking a lot more pictures than I did so that I could post them here and Melody could see how everything was.  It was kind of weird (probably just for me) that she wasn't there for something that was all about Jess.  I know she missed being there that's for sure.  Jessie got soo many nice things including a family cookbook that Diane put together for her.  This brought Jess to tears, so you know it meant a lot to her.  I have decided after looking at these pictures that I am somewhat disappointed in myself as I have soo obviously gained a little of my weight back.  I have been off my diet really ever since the breast cancer surgery and move etc.  I know it is no excuse but stress just means eating to me.  And in the long run it just produces more stress.  But what's done is done and I do have my appointment for Jenny Craig on Tues.  I was SUPPOSE to go last week ~ but it is a long story as to why I didn't which I won't bore you with.  Please pray I get back into the grove of the diet.  I still have quite a ways to go, and undoing all I had accomplished, (almost 60 pounds) is just NOT going to happen this time.  Health wise especially it just has to be over.  Anyway, I have had such a nice week-end and I am soo grateful.  My mom and dad came for dinner last for the first time in the new house and we played cards.  Soo fun (even though we lost Mom) and I am looking forward to more nights like these to make this house feel more like home.  I am anxious to have a holiday here, and to make new memories.  Sooo, here are some of the pics I took of the shower minus the ones where I looked REALLY awful....sigh.....I am missing my girl tonight too.  Female family gatherings without her just don't seem quite right somehow, but I am glad I got to be a part of this day with Jessie.

Jessie and her mother, my sister Danae

Jessie just looked adorable ~ happiness suits her well

My mom & my sister

Opening her gifts

Some more of Jess and her friends ~ such nice girls

Me, & Jess & my sister Diane
(my eyes aren't slits or anything ~ of course it WAS suuny, haha)


  1. I love your pictures and you look absolutely MARVELOUS and BEAUTIFUL my sweet friend.

    Much love,

  2. Debbie,
    Don't be too hard on yourself. You have been through more than your share lately. And besides, I think you look wonderful! Jess is such a beauty! And I know you are missing your Mel. Your whole family looked wonderful. Tell Diane I miss her posts.

  3. Wow-beautiful photos and Jess is beautiful!! She radiates happiness!
    You look great!.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  5. What beautiful girls, every one of them, including YOU!!

  6. I have to agree - you look great! And is it any obviously come from a family of beautiful woman!!:) All of you have that California beauty...

    The shower looks like a lot of fun - Jess really does look very happy! Her wedding photos should be amazing!

    Have a wonderful week - hugs, Jennifer

  7. Oh I'm so glad you took pictures and posted them. Jess is a stun! And Danae looks beautiful too! I;m sure it was so weird without Melody....

    Mom, cut yourself a break... you've had some major traumatic stuff happen! Just hop back on the wagon and we'll of course support and help however we can.

    Did you see the Dayspring guys' comment? I wonder what that's about?

  8. Could Jess be any cuter? Teddi is going to die when she comes home (she is in CA, so I miss my girl right now too) and sees the pictures. She has always been so enamored with Jess. I think you look wonderful! You have been through so much, I find you to really be an inspiration.

  9. I am so glad you had such a wonderful day of celebration...they all look like California girls to least that is what we hear about them in Texas...all beautiful.
    Just are blessed!!!

  10. Hi Debbie,

    Looks like a lovely shower. Jesse is just darling. What a cute girl. Her and your Mel sure do look a lot alike too. That is crazy. I'm sorry Mel wasn't there. I am sure it does feel a bit like someone is missing for you. And like my Mom said, don't be too hard on yourself about the pictures, I think you look great. And you're right, it looks very sunny. :)

  11. Hi there dear friend, I think your photo was beautiful-you've got to relax and let that body heal before you try to take off the weight. Anyway, I think you look just perfect. I'm off to email you right now.
    Hugs, Noreen

  12. Hi Deb,
    I know it was hard to not have Melly there for you and Jess, but I am so glad it was a fun time anyway.

    I'm with Noreen. I wouldn't stress about your weight. Just watch it a little and let your body do it's thing. Full recovery really takes a year or so, so be careful and make sure you're getting all the nutrition you need to be healthy.

    Love you gal! Sorry I've been such a ghost. Trying to get this Etsy shop opened and have so many details to tend to!!

    Love you bunches, and pray for you all the time!!


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